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Why Failure Is Better Than Success


“A loser is someone who has never lost”

In a society that is so focused on winning, nobody talks about how someone has to lose in a game. It is one person vs one person or one team vs another, and only one can come out victorious. When that team loses, it feels like the losing team gets more criticism than the winning team does praise.

I believe that it is better to lose than win. When you lose, you know that there is somebody out there that is better than you, and that awareness forces you to go out there and work harder.

While winning is fun and exciting, there will always be someone out there who is better, faster, smarter, or stronger than you at any given endeavor.

Losing forces you to keep going.

When someone loses, you can tell what type of person they are by how they react to it. They can sit there and complain, make excuses, and quit. Or, they can put their head down and work harder, striving to reach the top of the win column. Losing builds character.

In a society where everyone gets a trophy, the more you lose the stronger you will be compared to the average person. Failing is a part of life, and no one wants to experience that feeling. It is one of the worst feelings that I have ever experienced, but I am a better person today because of how much I have lost.

I have lost way too much in my life, and I am embarrassed by it every single time. Losing has not, however, stopped me from enjoying my life. In today’s world people are so focused on themselves that they do not care how much you lose; they are too focused on not trying to lose themselves. 

I am not saying that I want people to lose and want to see people fail. I love watching others and myself succeed because it is such a beautiful thing when others, who have worked so hard, achieve their goals and more. 

Losing makes the winning feel a lot better.

About the Contributor
Alex Bok, Staff Writer
Alex Bok joined The Blue & Gold staff his senior year. Alex makes content for the weekly MBC show and is a broadcaster for MST in the winter and spring.  He currently has a podcast called Bok Fantasy Talk, which is currently on the Apple Podcasting charts with its highest rating of 89. Alex is also on the varsity football team. He is an avid Falcons fan and Braves fan. For his future goals, he plans to major in broadcast journalism next fall in hopes of becoming a broadcaster in the future.